November 28, 2012

Alternative news update

Via Curtis Kise
Afghanistan
US to leave 10,000 troops in Afghanistan past 2014

Health

67% oppose raising Medicare entry age


Money

@fmlappe - 50 years ago biggest private company GM paid FT workers what would equal $50/hr today, including health benefits and pension. Wal-Mart today? $8.81

Civil liberties

Leahy backs off on warrantless email searches

Private Prison Company Used in Drug Raids at Public High School


 Meanwhile, furthermore & on the other hand

"Having sex with your biographer is more fun than having sex with your autobiographer” - General Petraeus (via Jim Fenner) 




Ecology

Qatar Climate Talks Off to a Bad Start

Administration says no to EU Carbon Tax on Airline Flights to Europe


Amazon deforestration rate lowest on record

Palestine

France to Back Palestinian Bid to Raise UN Status

Politics 


Where the various parties won
Obama's 27 point plan for his second term 12 Social Programs That Might Be Vulnerable in a "Grand Bargain"

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